ACETYL CHLORIDE

TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE

ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS

PREVENTION

FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING

HEARTH Highly flammable. Many reactions may cause fireplace or explosion. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in an exceedingly fire.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking. NO contact with hot surfaces.
Powder, carbon dioxide. NO hydrous agents. NO water.
EXPLOSION Vapour/air mixtures are explosive.
Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Prevent build-up of electrostatic charges (e.g., by grounding). Do NOT use compressed air for filling, discharging, or handling. Use non-sparking handtools.
In case of fire: cool drums, etc., by spraying with water but avoid contact of the substance with water.
EXPOSURE
AVOID ALL CONTACT!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
•INHALATION Burning sensation. Cough. Shortness of breath. Sore throat.
Respiratory protection. Closed system and ventilation.
Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Artificial respiration may be required. Refer for medical attention.
•SKIN Dry skin. Redness. Serious skin burns. Burning sensation. Pain. Blisters.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Take away contaminated garments. Rinse skin with masses of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
•EYES Redness. Pain. Severe deep burns.
Safety spectacles, face protect, or eye protection in combination with respiratory protection.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if simply potential), then take to a doctor.
•INGESTION Abdominal pain. Burning sensation. Cough. Shortness of breath. Sore throat. (Further see Inhalation).
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Give nothing to drink. Refer for medical attention.